- 1 (in betting)proporción en que se ofrece pagar una apuesta, que refleja las posibilidades de acierto de la misma bookmakers are giving o laying odds of ten to one los corredores de apuestas están dando or ofreciendo diez contra uno I'll lay (you) odds of two to one it doesn't happen te apuesto doble contra sencillo or dos a una a que no pasa by all odds (AmE) sin lugar a dudas, indiscutiblemente to pay over the odds (BrE) pagar* más de la cuentaMore example sentences
- At odds of 16-1, and with White displaying splendid form throughout the first five days of action, it began to look like very prescient gambling.
- Use of the Whipple Bumper is expected to reduce the odds of a collision to one in ten.
- As illustrated by the odds ratios, the odds of rearrest for traditionally adjudicated offenders are two times those of drug court participants.
- 2 (likelihood, chances) probabilidades (fpl), posibilidades (fpl) the odds were heavily against her winning tenía muy pocas probabilidades or posibilidades de ganar all the odds are in your favor tienes todas las de ganar, lo tienes todo a tu favor the odds are that … lo más probable or seguro es que … to lengthen/shorten the odds disminuir*/aumentar las probabilidades this increases o shortens the odds of … esto hace más probable que …, esto aumenta las probabilidades de que … the odds on him recovering were never good nunca hubo muchas probabilidades de que se recuperase the pilot survived against (all) the odds aunque parezca increíble, el piloto sobrevivió despite overwhelming odds a pesar de tenerlo todo en contraMore example sentences
- In another, the odds against chance were calculated to be 10 11 to 1.
- If this does not happen the odds are that the Mountmellick TD could be on his way out of Leinster House.
- And when that happened the odds are that we would lose both the building and the local provision of services.
- 3 (difference) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] it makes no odds (to me) (me) da igual or da lo mismo, no (me) importa
- 4 (variance) to be at odds (with sb/sth) the two factions are still at odds las dos facciones siguen (estando) enfrentadas those two are always at odds with each other esos dos siempre están en desacuerdo it will put o set him at odds with his superiors lo enfrentará a sus superiores that's at odds with the official version eso no concuerda con la versión oficial
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.